The unusual snow fell above Marina di Pulsano in Taranto, Apulia. The southern Italian beach was covered by the snow in a stunning an unprecedented scenery for local residents. The extreme weather also hit southern Naples, another Italian holiday destination, on Thursday, surprising locals not used to the cold weather conditions.
It comes as BBC Weather forecaster Sarah Keith-Lucas warned Europe should brace for even more snow in the coming days, while the UK remains locked in a slightly milder area of high pressure for the rest of the week.
She said: “Some big contrasts in the weather across Europe over the coming few days, with a big area of high pressure holding on in the west.
“Relatively clear skies here – not much in the way of precipitation.
“Whereas further east, a different story.
“The winds piling in from a northerly direction across Finland down towards Austria and towards the Balkans as well.
“We’re expecting further heavy snowfall across these regions in eastern Europe over the course of Friday and into the weekend as well.
“Dry and sunny for the Balearics and across the bulk of Spain and Portugal too.
“The grey weather continues across France and the UK – pretty chilly with some fog patches here and there.
“Windy and more unsettled weather across Scandinavia, with some of that snowfall pushing south.
“So for Saturday, more heavy snow across the eastern Alps affecting the likes of Switzerland, Austria and up towards Poland as well.”
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